Harwich Fund Awards Grants To Two Nonprofits

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

The Harwich Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation has awarded two new grants to local nonprofit organizations serving the Harwich community, bringing its total to more than $6,500 in awards during its inaugural year of grantmaking.

The Harwich Children’s Fund was granted $4,300 to support its 2020 Outerwear Drive Program. The grant will purchase coats and boots for about 200 Harwich students ages 5 through 18 in need of winter clothing.

The Harwich Fund awarded a second grant of $535 to The Children’s Center of Harwich Port to support the 2020 Playground Equipment Project at its recently re-opened day care center.

Earlier this fall, The Harwich Fund awarded $1,750 to Friends of Monomoy Early Childhood Advisory Council to support Family Activity Kits for a virtual program benefitting more than one hundred Monomoy families.  Each kit contained materials for children ages 3-5 to make projects safely at home during the quarantine period.

Brian Scheld, Chair of The Harwich Fund’s Advisory Committee, said the initial focus of The Harwich Fund is to help nonprofit agencies which serve youth, families, and seniors in the Harwich community because so many people and businesses have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. He added the Fund will expand its focus to also address the town’s historic, cultural, and environmental areas.

Anyone interested in supporting The Harwich Fund can contact Cheryl Barnes at cherylobarnes@gmail.com or Brian Scheld at brian.j.scheld@gmail.com. To donate to the fund, visit harwichfund.org. 

For more information about town funds, visit capecodfoundation.org.

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